About APA Iowa

Temporary image of a business meetingThe core of the chapter’s purpose is to serve as a catalyst by developing creative organizational plans, strong leadership and professional planners within the organization (inputs), and effectuating recognition, policy and legislative action and advocacy and outreach programs (outputs). A public relations and communications “umbrella” binds all our efforts together.

The Chapter membership works under the guidance of a strategic plan which defines the organizations purpose more fully.  The goals from this plan include:

Chapter Development- The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association will work to maintain and grow the membership of the Chapter, as well as engage members in order to sustain the viability of the organization and the services it provides.

Networking, Leadership and Professional Development- The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association will connect planners to each other and to allied professionals.  The Chapter will provide, promote and deliver leadership training and will inspire current and future planners.  The Chapter will “help make great planners happen” by providing educational and professional development opportunities to its members.

Advocacy and Outreach- The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association will enhance the quality of life for all Iowa’s citizens by advocating planning that touches all aspects of place and engages all members of society.  The Chapter will promote the benefits of planning for Iowa and the region.

Policy and Legislative- The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association will effect changes in policies and laws that support the values of good planning through legislative efforts that promote “best planning practices” to improve the quality of life for all Iowans.

Recognition and Awards- The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association will recognize people and projects that promotes the creation of place and engages all members of society.  The Chapter will promote the benefits of planning for Iowa and the region.

Public Relations and Communications- The Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association will facilitate a communication “umbrella” that encompasses the citizens of Iowa, universities, students professional planners and allied professionals.

Board Members

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ByLaws

IAPA Bylaws

FY 2012 Budget

APA Iowa Chapter FY 2012 Budget

Land Use Policy Statement

Land Use Policy Statement

Meeting Minutes

7/2014

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Development Plan